Adele Flego


Adele is an experienced Trans Tasman Patent and Trademarks Attorney and IP strategist with extensive experience in private practice and diverse experience in IP encompassing technology commercialisation, IP policy (OHIM) and patent examination (IP Australia).

Adele has represented many Universities and publicly funded research organisations and has launched spin out companies, negotiated and closed licenses and secured seed funding for University technologies. She works with entrepreneurs and investors providing traditional patent and trademark services driven by strategic analysis, planning and execution strategies. Adele often acts as the IP management interface between industry and the university sector.

Adele is currently a private board member and has held a number of strategic roles including member of the auDA 2015 Names Policy Panel and member of the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund Investment Committee.


  • Trans Tasman Patent and Trademarks Attorney
  • MBA, MIP, BBiotech (Hons)
  • Member IPTA, IPSANZ


  • IP strategy, R&D strategy, commercialisation strategy
  • Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, genetics, medical devices
  • Patent, Design and Trade Mark drafting, prosecution and infringement analysis


Stephanie Michael

IP Portfolio Manager

Stephanie is a dedicated global portfolio manager with extensive expertise in planning, developing, executing and managing global IP portfolios. She takes a comprehensive approach to the management of IP assets with broad oversight of all legal, compliance and procedural matters effecting a client’s (and their subsidiary’s) IP portfolios.

Stephanie has experience in intellectual property and corporate law across South East Asia having practiced globally in private practice and as in-house counsel within large multinationals. She has advised on all matters effecting IP asset value; such as IP rights expansion, IP protection, IP prosecution, registration, renewal and infringement, licensing, franchising, transfer of ownership and other related matters. Stephanie also has significant experience in trade mark matters, particularly in preparing complex submissions in response to office actions, objections, hearings, oppositions and refusals issued by local and foreign IP offices.

Stephanie works with a broad range of clients from a variety of sectors, ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations, developing personalised IP protection strategies based on client’s needs and budget.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


  • IP management, IP protection strategy, brand expansion strategy
  • Trade Mark practice and brand protection


Rajni Garg

Technology Specialist (Materials Science)

Rajni is an experienced graphene scientist with broad expertise in materials science and chemistry. Her most recent research experience investigated the use of graphene based electrode materials for energy conversion devices; and, prior to this, her research focus was within the petrochemical industry, developing iron oxide nanoparticles. 

Rajni provides specialist expertise in the fields of materials science, nanotechnology and clean energy, particularly in relation to patent drafting, prosecution and the interpretation, validity analysis and infringement analysis of patent claims.

Rajni was awarded the 2016 Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) young nanotechnology ambassador award. She completed her PhD at the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute (formerly the Ian Wark Research Institute), her thesis titled as “Synthesis, surface modifications and deposition of graphene based electrodes for organic solar cells”.


  • BTech, MTech (Nanodevices), PhD
  • Member ANN (Australian Nanotechnology Network), Standards Australia


  • Nanomaterials, nanodevices, surface chemistry, energy and  clean technologies
  • Patent and Trade Mark drafting, prosecution and validity analysis

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Kate Fox

IP Strategist and Technology Specialist

Kate is a biomedical engineer with extensive experience in patent practice, IP management and the commercialisation of multidisciplinary technologies.

Kate has significant research experience, with expertise in hydroxyapatite coatings and implant design for orthopaedic applications. She has experience in hybrid material design, surface science characterisation techniques and implants. Her most recent research focussed on developing diamond as an orthopaedic biomaterial. Prior to this, she worked on the Bionic Eye Project developing a high acuity diamond electrode capable of electrically stimulating retinal tissue.

She is experienced in the translation of technology from complex research structures, and the management and governance of IP across University-industry collaborations; including managing disclosures, invention identification and scoping, identification of commercial applications of technology, creation of IP development strategies.

Kate has drafted and prosecuted many patent applications in the engineering, materials science and electrical fields and advises on the patentability of research and its potential commercial application.


  • R&D strategy, IP development strategy, IP management, commercialisation strategy
  • Biomaterials, implant design, hard tissue engineering, additive manufacturing, surface science
  • Patent drafting, prosecution and invention protectability

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Craig Jones

Technology Specialist (ICT)

Craig is an experienced software engineer and data scientist. He is a technology specialist on patent matters relating to software, communications and hardware implementation.

Craig has significant industry experience delivering major projects including the design and development of submarine signal-processing module simulators, the implementation and design of tram driver simulators in 3D environments, and the design and implementation of car traffic systems and pedestrian tram boarding systems.

He has extensive expertise in 3D visualisation, distributed data systems, metadata storage, calculation and reporting of descriptive statistics, messaging systems, performance and memory usage analysis, statistical and system analysis for capacity planning, and performance analysis.

Craig provides a depth of technical expertise in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and the analysis of the validity of patent claims.


  • MSc (Mathematics and Computer Science), BCompSci, DipIT (Programming), BSc (Hons) (Biostatistics and Population genetics)


  • IoT technologies, computation, mobile applications, data mining, artificial intelligence and web-based predictive analysis
  • Patent drafting, prosecution and validity analysis


Jonathan Merril

IP Strategist

Jon is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned inventor who has overseen the implementation and execution of successful IP driven product pipelines.

Jon started and managed several companies which have made use of ‘cutting-edge’ technology; all of which have had successful exits; overseeing acquisition and merger into public and private companies.

His focus has been on emerging technologies and he has been repeatedly successful in identifying opportunities and inventions that timed sufficiently ahead of the curve. His deep technical knowledge enables him to accurately predict market needs, align R&D efforts that lead to product development, and identify key technical partners that enable product development, ensuring corporate sustainability.

Jon has helped to create IP value in companies to outperform all other aspects of the enterprise.


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)


  • IP strategy, corporate strategy, R&D strategy, IP development strategy
  • Medical technology, education, software, visualisation, artificial intelligence


Eric Morehouse

IP Strategist

Eric is an experienced IP strategist specialising in consulting early and mid-stage technology companies to enhance their valuations and monetise IP portfolios.

Eric has extensive experience with numerous technologies, including aerospace, image processing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, electrical switches and connectors and telecommunications. He assists domestic and overseas corporations and technology firms to generate, develop and protect intellectual property portfolios, and counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property matters.

Eric is a US Patent Attorney and Partner with Kenealy Vaidya LLP, a Co-Founder and IP advisor to IP analytics company PiVerse, Co-Founder and Partner of Dulany Street Capital, and Principal with IP strategy firm AIPI; which together provide a cohesive platform for generating revenue from IP and enhancing corporate valuations.


  • US Patent Attorney
  • Admitted Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • BSc (MechEng), LLB (cum laude)
  • Member AIPLA, ABA


  • IP development strategy, corporate strategy, commercialisation strategy, IP consulting
  • Defence and aerospace, software, communications, medical devices, FMCGs